Caring for children of Wilmington
Patrick S. Edwards, MD, FAAP
Eric M. Jackson, MD, FAAP
Jennifer F. Player,
Patrick J. Renton, MD FAAP
The Pediatric Center
Glen Meade Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: (910) 762-2651
Fax: (910) 763-5709
|Access your child's health records now
November 10, 2014
We Now Have Flu Vaccines
After shipping delays due to a national shortage of the influenza vaccine for 2014-15 season, we now have flu vaccines for
most age groups, including the Flumist® Nasal Spray for children over 2 years of age. Call today to sign up for
one of our flu clinics
October 29, 2014
Have you traveled internationally?
If you or your child recently traveled internationally or had close contact with someone who recently traveled internationally
and was ill, and you have fever, cough, trouble breathing, rash, vomiting, or diarrhea, please DO NOT come to the office.
Instead, call our office and we will give you further instruction.
July 28, 2014
The Pediatric Center Earns PCMH Level 3 Recognition
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is
the model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients' experience
of care, and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians,
instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient's care is overseen by clinician-led care
teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher
quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.
“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality
care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President
Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows The Pediatric Center has the tools, systems and resources to provide its
patients with the right care, at the right time.”
To earn recognition,
which is valid for three years, The Pediatric Center demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying
characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home
established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics
and the American Osteopathic Association.
May 9, 2014
Nurse Britt earns her RN
Congrats to Nurse Britt for graduating from nursing school this week! We are so proud, and can't wait to have her
back at The Pediatric Center.
March 29, 2014
Free New Mom Classes
Our monthly new mom classes are fun and informative for new parents. Dr. Edwards will cover what will happen in the
hospital after your baby is born, and the first few weeks of life at home with your newborn. It's a great way to meet
our practice as well! Our next upcoming dates are September 23, October 28, November 18, and December 9. Call today
to sign up, since space is limited.
What Makes Our Practice Special
- A Wilmington practice
- A physician-only practice means you always see a doctor
- NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 Level 3 Recognized Practice
- 24 hour On-Call
- Weekend hours
- Open access for sick visits
allows you to be seen today, not tomorrow
- All pediatricians are Board Certified in Pediatrics
and Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics
- We treat newborns to high school students
- A smaller practice means physicians and staff who know you by name
Website visits since December 2005
The Pediatric Center has been awarded NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
(PCMH) 2011 Level 3 Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care
and long-term, participative relationships.
The AAP has a new website that answers almost any
question you've ever wanted to ask your pediatrician! Go there now to find the answers to questions about your child
Comfort doesn't come easy
Picking the right pediatrician can be challenging.
You want a doctor that is easily accessible, knowledgable, great with children, and reassuring to parents.
The Pediatric Center has been helping Wilmington children grow and succeed for over 45 years. This site provides in-depth
information about our practice and the pediatricians who make your child's health our number-one priority.
Our regular office hours:
Mon - Tues: 8:30 AM to
Wed - Fri: 8:30 AM to 12:00 noon, and 2:00 PM to
Sat - Sun: 2 hours in the AM, either our office or one
of the other 2 offices in our call group have walk-in hours every weekend
The Pediatric Center *1914 Glen Meade Rd
* Wilmington, NC * (910) 762-2651